Leroy Lawless, 40, of Albion Street, Saxmundham, jailed for nearly three years after ladder burgarly at property in Middleton Road, Yoxford
A man has been jailed for nearly three years after a burglary offence in a Suffolk village.
Leroy Lawless, 40, of Albion Street, Saxmundham, stole items including a radio and an iPad after using a ladder to gain entry to a property in Middleton Road, Yoxford, through an upstairs window.
He pleaded guilty to burglary and other offences and was sentenced to 33 months in prison at Ipswich Crown Court on November 16.
The property owner was called by a neighbour informing them that a ladder had been put up against the side of their property, and when police officers attended they found the upstairs window open as well as the glass panel of a patio door smashed and a back door left open.
Lawless was apprehended by officers at a car park in Dartford the same day after he was spotted driving a vehicle believed to have been used in the theft.
He was found with the stolen items as well as a folding lock knife and two small bags of cannabis.
Alongside the burglary charge, Lawless was also sentenced for possession of cannabis, driving whilst disqualified and possession of an offensive weapon.
Pc Ian McBrearty, from Lowestoft CID, said: “Lawless is a prolific offender so to see him behind bars is of great satisfaction.
“Burglary is an intrusive crime and can cause considerable misery and distress for the victims so he will have plenty of time to reflect on his actions in jail.”